Every year we hear those “year in review” run downs on the news and radio, usually something decidedly local and picked by the producers for whatever you're watching. What would be more interesting? A set of information about what people were most interested in during the year. Google's 2005 search round-up
is just that. Three short lists are showing what was on Internet users minds most often, what sites gained the most in popularity, and what products people are most after online. What was a surprise, but not really, was iPod taking up three of the top ten Froogle spots, and portable devices in general making up eight of those ten spots. Clearly, people are in love with mobile geek gear. For the most popular searches of 2005, searches for actors came up more than everything else. It's an interesting list.